refers to the main "pipes" that Internet data travels on from one network to another (example: from Giganews to your computer). Giganews maintains multiple connections to Internet backbone
s. These connections are also referred to as backbone
connections. By providing multiple connections to Internet backbones Giganews is supporting a "multi-homed network". A multi-homed network allows Giganews to choose the best path to route your downloads so that you'll get the fastest speeds possible. In addition to ensuring fast download speeds, supporting multiple backbone
connections also allows Giganews to maintain redundancy which helps ensure our service is always available.."
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